Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
4-10 October 2020

Last week in Southeast Asia, fighting intensified between state forces and ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) in Myanmar. In Indonesia, nationwide demonstrations against the omnibus law on job creation took place. In the Philippines, state operations against the Islamist group Abu Sayyaf remained ongoing. Meanwhile, in Thailand, anti-government demonstrations continued. In Myanmar, fighting intensified in Rakhine…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
20-26 September 2020

Last week in Southeast Asia, civilian displacement continued in Rakhine state in Myanmar amid ongoing shelling. Meanwhile, election-related violence has been on the rise. Demonstrations also continued across the region. In the Philippines, people protested to mark the anniversary of the imposition of martial law by former President Ferdinand Marcos in 1972. In Indonesia, demonstrations…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
6-12 September 2020

Last week in Southeast Asia, fighting continued between various ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) and the military in Myanmar. In the Philippines, deadly clashes were reported between state forces and Islamist groups, alongside a decrease in fighting with communist rebels. Other key developments include: intra-ethnic clashes in Papua province in Indonesia, and ongoing anti-government demonstrations in…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
26 July-1 August 2020

Last week in Southeast Asia, clashes between the military and Rakhine rebels continued in Myanmar. Fighting between state forces and communist insurgents also persisted across the Philippines alongside an uptick in clashes between state forces and Islamist rebels. Meanwhile, protests across the region centered around: opposition to the government in the Philippines and Thailand; support…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
19-25 July 2020

Last week in Southeast Asia, civilians were displaced in Myanmar and the Philippines amid ongoing fighting between state forces and rebel groups. Additionally, demonstrations were reported against the killing of two Papuans by the military in Indonesia, and violence against protesters in Cambodia. Meanwhile, there was a surge in the number of anti-government demonstrations in…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
12-18 July 2020

Last week in Southeast Asia, key developments include: the displacement of civilians due to ongoing fighting in Myanmar; clashes between communist rebels and state forces, and continued drug-related violence, in the Philippines; continued demonstrations over government actions in the Philippines, Indonesia, and Cambodia; and the resurgence of anti-government demonstrations in Thailand. Following a week of…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
5-11 July 2020

Last week in Southeast Asia, key developments include: civilian casualties in Myanmar; clashes between state forces and communist and Islamist rebels in the Philippines; protests over legislative decisions in both the Philippines and Indonesia; and protests in Cambodia to commemorate the anniversary of the death of a political activist. After weeks of continuous fighting between…